Graveside services for Willie Paul Hamar, 88 year-old Weatherford resident, were held Monday, May 18, 2020, 2:00 P.M. at Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas with Earl Stephenson officiating. Services are under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.
Paul was born December 21, 1931, in Putnam to Clyde Arthur and Opal (Coyle) Hamar and passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Corn Heritage Village of Weatherford.
Paul joined older sister, Letta Jo and was later joined by siblings, Orville Lee and Eva Lois Hamar. He came to know Christ at an early age and was raised in a Christian home, his father having served as a preacher in many churches in the Dewey and Custer County region. Paul grew up in the Putnam area where he attended school and graduated from Putnam High School in 1950.
On March 21, 1953, he married Vernila Harbert in Borger, Texas. To this union one daughter, Regena Sue, was born on October 10, 1957. Paul worked many years for the Phillips Oil Company in Borger, Texas. They were blessed to have two granddaughters, Nichole and Karianna. In later years, they were additionally favored to have four great-grandchildren born into the family.
The family moved from Borger to North Richland Hills and Amarillo, Texas, for a period of time before going to Clinton and eventually Weatherford. Paul was a devout follower of Christ and an active member of the First Baptist Churches in Clinton and later Weatherford. He volunteered many hours helping at the Country Jamboree and the Weatherford Pioneer Center.
Paul resided in the Weatherwood Assisted Living Center and later Corn Heritage Village of Weatherford. He always possessed a kind, Christian heart that loved and cared for other people. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pioneer Center Nutrition Program Golden Age Funds.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Regena Dziadzio; two granddaughters, Nichole Wall and husband, Roper and Karianna Dziadzio; and four great-grandchildren; his sister, Letta Jo Simon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his dearest friends, Joe Sullivan and Callie Waldrop; as well as untold friends and acquaintances.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Opal Hamar; his wife, Vernila Hamar; his brother, Orville Lee Hamar; and his sister, Eva Lois Smith.